INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

LAW5ENV

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Environmental regulation has expanded from a domestic phenomenon to one that has both global impacts and global participants. In this course, we will determine when the international community is likely to act with respect to environmental problems, what legal processes it uses to address these problems, and how to assess the success of these regulatory interventions. Within this more general framework of International Environmental Law, specific attention will be paid to the role of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in environmental protection. Conflicts between trade and environmental protection have given rise to challenges under the WTO agreements and actions before the WTO#s Appellate Body. This course will study these cases in detail, including trade bans for environmental purposes. We will also look at the application of the "precautionary principle" in WTO law; intellectual property protection and biodiversity; food security and poverty-reduction.


SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSara Smyth

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Masters students only or UG requires approval from Program Director

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Develop specialised understanding of core principles and key contemporary issues in international environmental law

Activities:
Class discussion, response papers, group presentation, final exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Improve ability to develop legal arguments as applied to novel fact situations

Activities:
Class discussion, response papers, group presentation, final exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Improve communication skills to articulate and convey complex ideas regarding international environment law

Activities:
Response papers, group presentation, final exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2018, Week 18-25, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSara Smyth

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 18 - 19
Four 7.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 18 to week 19 and delivered via blended.
"Teaching dates, Monday to Thursday"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Two short response papers ( 1000 words)20 01, 02, 03
Group presentation (1500 words pre student)30 01, 02, 03
Final examination (equivalent to 4000 words)50 01, 02, 03